"My commitment is to teaching social justice advocacy across K-12 settings for students interested in mental health and school counseling. Through a holistic and intersectional counseling approach, we teach Missouri State students to work with and on behalf of clients from diverse backgrounds."  Dr. Taryne Mingo

This Month's Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Maia Moore discussing the MSU Graduate Counseling Program

January 27, 2017 rescheduled to (April 29, 2017)

Neurocounseling and Mindfulness in Play Therapy Supervision

Presenter(s):  Dr. Leslie Anderson, PhD, LP (MO), CDE and Rebecca J. Smotherman, MS, LPC, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Time:  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location:  Park Central Office Building (Corner of South Ave and McDaniel), Room 238 (please confirm if this room is still available with the date change)

Parking:  There is free parking at the Campbell/McDaniel garage and street parking available in the down town area.

Workshop Information:  This workshop will focus on neurocounseling and mindfulness in play therapy supervision.  Participants will: 

1.       Define the brain basics of neurocounseling and mindfulness.

2.       Explore the role of play therapy across the lifespan.

3.       Identify brain based aspects of the supervisory relationship (e.g. trauma, attachment, trust, empathy, etc.)

MSIPT is an APT Approved Provider: APT 12-335

RSVP by (Friday, March 30, 2017 by email to rsmotherman@missourstate.edu)  

Workshop registration form 


SITE SUPERVISOR TRAINING for Spring 2017 Supervision of Interns:

CMHC Supervisor Training-Friday, February 3 at 2:00 PM in PCOB 228

School Supervisors-Friday, March 10th at 2:00 PM in PSU 309 following SMSCA Spring Workshop in Plaster Student Union, MSU

*Site supervisors who have current training through the SP17 semester will have the opportunity to update site supervisor training during site visits by instructors this semester.  Please notify your intern if this is something you are interested in, as the site visits may take a bit longer than usual to accommodate for this.

Also, please add that SU/FA2017 applications for practicum and internship are due by 2/15/2017 with informational meetings as follows:

2/3/17 @ 11:00 AM in PCOB in room 228

2/3/17 @ 12:30 PM in PCOB  in room 228

About Us

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Center City Counseling Clinic

Center City Counseling Center is one of Springfield's longest counseling centers, providing low income residents with professional services and students the opportunity to work in a real world setting.

Community Partners

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